Buena Vista Social Club


Author: Wim Wenders,Donata Wenders,Ry Cooder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500282205

Category: Buena Vista Social Club (Motion picture).

Page: 131

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'The Buena Vista Social Club' is one of the biggest musical success stories of our times. The rediscovery of these veteran Cuban musicians by Ry Cooder, with a hugely popular CD, sell-out concerts in Amsterdam and New York and an award-winning film made by Wim Wenders, has been an international sensation. Ry Cooder’s journey to Cuba is commemorated in this remarkable book capturing the time that Cooder and Wenders spent, wandering the streets of Havana, in the studio, in cafés, clubs and in the homes of the musicians, the legendary ‘Soneros’ of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. They told the stories of their lives, and made songs together, deeply rooted in Cuban traditions which they both followed and transformed.

Cuban Music

From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana


Author: Maya Roy

Publisher: Markus Wiener Pub


Category: Music

Page: 246

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Cuban culture represents a convergence of diverse back-grounds, and the musical heritage presented in this book reflects these traditions as well. In colonial times, African ritual sounds mixed with Catholic liturgies and brass bands of the Spanish military academies. Ballroom dances, including French music from Haiti popular in 18th century Havana society, existed side by side with the cabildos (guilds and carnival clubs) and the plantations. The son, considered the expression of Cuban musical identity, had its origins in a rural setting in which African slaves and small farmers from Andalusia worked and played music together, developing many variations over the years, including big band music.

Buena Vista Social Club


Author: Wim Wenders,Donata Wenders,Ry Cooder

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783823854449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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Gathers photographs, film stills, and text from the documentary film "Buena Vista Social Club," and profiles several of the Cuban musicians featured in the film.

Buena Vista in the Club

Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana


Author: Geoffrey Baker

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349590

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 6670

Geoffrey Baker traces the trajectory of the Havana hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the present and analyzes its partial eclipse by reggaet&ón.

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture


Author: Cordelia Candelaria

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332104

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

View: 2482

Contains entries that provide information about various aspects of Latino popular culture, covering people, celebrations, food,sports, events, literature and film, fashion, and other topics; arranged alphabetically from A to L.